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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, Iran to Kuril Islands And W. Malesia, N. & Central America, W. South America to Venezuela and NW. Argentina.

[FTEA]

Moraceae, C.C. Berg (University of Bergen). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

Morphology General Habit
Trees, dioecious; shoot-apices shed
Morphology Leaves
Leaves distichous, subtriplinerved; stipules lateral, free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences bracteate Staminate inflorescences spicate; tepals 4, basally connate; stamens 4, inflexed in bud; pistillode present Pistillate inflorescences capitate; tepals 4, basally connate; ovary free; stigmas 2, filiform, subequal in length
sex Male
Staminate inflorescences spicate; tepals 4, basally connate; stamens 4, inflexed in bud; pistillode present
sex Female
Pistillate inflorescences capitate; tepals 4, basally connate; ovary free; stigmas 2, filiform, subequal in length
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruiting perianth enlarged, fleshy, greenish to yellow; fruit free, somewhat drupaceous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed small, with endosperm; cotyledons flat, equal, plane.

Native to:

Alabama, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Cabinda, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Congo, Connecticut, Costa Rica, District of Columbia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Florida, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hainan, Honduras, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jawa, Kansas, Kentucky, Kenya, Korea, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Liberia, Louisiana, Malawi, Manchuria, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nepal, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nigeria, North Carolina, Ogasawara-shoto, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pakistan, Panamá, Pennsylvania, Peru, Rhode I., Sakhalin, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Carolina, South China Sea, Sudan, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Uganda, Venezuela, Vermont, Vietnam, Virginia, West Himalaya, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Zambia, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Argentina Northeast, Ascension, Austria, Bermuda, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Chagos Archipelago, Colorado, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, East Aegean Is., Eritrea, Fiji, Free State, Gambia, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Libya, Madeira, Maine, Mauritius, Morocco, New Hampshire, Norfolk Is., North Dakota, Northern Provinces, Palestine, Paraguay, Philippines, Primorye, Puerto Rico, Qinghai, Romania, Rwanda, Réunion, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Swaziland, Tadzhikistan, Tonga, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Windward Is., Xinjiang

Morus L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 986 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"
  • WCVP (2021). World Checklist of Vascular Plants, version 2.0. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://wcvp.science.kew.org/ Retrieved 28 April 2021

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 6, 2: 19.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • C.C. Berg in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 47: 335 (1977)
  • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 424 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl.: 986 (1753)
  • in F.T.EA., Moraceae: 2 (1989).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C.C. Berg in B.J.B.B. 47: 335 (1977)
  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 424 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl.: 986 (1753)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0